Ancient Paths, New Journeys

Posted by on Jul 12, 2012 in Healing, prayers, Spirituality | 5 comments

“Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls…” ~~Jeremiah 6:16 Hello all  A friend and I just returned from Santa Fe, where we did some hiking, some writing and a lot of playing.  We are working on a book about Spirituality and Grief, and I cannot think of a better place to ponder such things than the desert. I snapped this picture near Skull Bridge, at the Continental Divide Trail (CDT)  near Abiquiu, New Mexico.  The Trail head is just over that bridge and heads south into the Rio...

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You May Say I’m a Dreamer, But I’m Not The Only One…

Posted by on Jan 16, 2012 in Healing, Peace, prayers, Spirituality | 2 comments

Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you also refuse to hate him…                                   ~~Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor…        ~~Anne Lamott Hello again!  I know, I know.   You don’t get a post for days on end and now two in one day.  How fortunate you are!  I just couldn’t let today pass without acknowledging Dr. Martin Luther King, so here it is.  There has been a great deal of recent media attention about Dr....

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Spiritual Fruits or Just Nuts?

Posted by on Dec 8, 2011 in Emotions, Grief, Happiness, Loss and Letting Go, prayers, Spirituality | 0 comments

Today, like every other day, we wake up empty and frightened. Don’t open the door to the study and begin reading. Take down the dulcimer. There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the ground. Let the beauty we love be what we do.   ~~Rumi I love this picture, taken when the Christ the Redeemer statue was under construction.   One of the New Seven Wonders of the World, it was built in Rio di Janiero in the 1920’s and is huge, overlooking the whole city.  It captures how I so often feel on the path and I look at it from time to time to remind me of what it symbolizes to me in my...

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Whole Hearted Courage

Posted by on Mar 15, 2011 in Emotions, Grief, Happiness, Healing, Loss and Letting Go, Peace, ponderings, prayers, Spirituality | 0 comments

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar… ~~Raymond Lundquist Hello all 🙂  Blogger Slacker returns… I took this pic a few weeks ago in  a remote place called Cathedral Canyon, in The Middle Of Nowhere, Missouri.  To reach this place, you have to leave all that is familiar, drive 2 hours from a major city, then hike  even further  into the more-middle-of-nowhere.  I must say~~ it was totally worth it.  The pic doesn’t do it justice.  I spent a few days in that part of the world, totally off the grid and reconnecting with myself.  It was lovely in a million different...

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What Love Is

Posted by on Feb 14, 2011 in Emotions, Grief, Happiness, Healing, Spirituality | 1 comment

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres….And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. ~~1 Corinthians 13   Today’s post is a direct cut and paste from What Love Is, by Ayya Khema, a Dharma Teacher.  Born in Berlin of Jewish parents in 1923, Ayya Khema escaped...

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